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The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

Author(s): Dinaw Mengestu

Location(s): Ethiopia, Washington DC

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

Seventeen years ago, Sepha Stephanos fled the Ethiopian Revolution for a new start in the United States. Now he finds himself running a failing grocery store in a poor African-American section of Washington, D.C., his only companions two fellow...

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Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

Location(s): Washington DC

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Present

Seventeen years ago, Sepha Stephanos fled the Ethiopian Revolution for a new start in the United States. Now he finds himself running a failing grocery store in a poor African-American section of Washington, D.C., his only companions two fellow...

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The Secrets We Kept

The Secrets We Kept

Author(s): Lara Prescott

Location(s): Russia, Washington DC

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1950s

TWO FEMALE SPIES. A BANNED MASTERPIECE. A BOOK THAT CHANGED HISTORY. 1956. A celebrated Russian author is writing a book, Doctor Zhivago, which could spark dissent in the Soviet Union. The Soviets, afraid of its subversive power, ban it....

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The Order of Time

The Order of Time

Author(s): Scott Southall

Location(s): Washington DC

Genre(s): Fantasy, Time Slip

Era(s): Present Day and Ancient Egypt

Anastasia and Edward Upton are eleven years old twins who are different in almost every way. Despite this they are inseparable and the best of friends. They tackle the highs and lows of sixth grade together whether they are...

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For the Love of a Spy

For the Love of a Spy

Author(s): M S Spencer

Location(s): France, Washington DC

Genre(s): Romance, Suspense

Era(s): 1991

Maris Graystone writes the Scrivener, a political column, and Michael Kinder is a handyman with a secret. They meet on a hot day in 1991, an era electric with possibility and peril. Despite the instantaneous sparks, they both sense...

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A Warlock’s Secrets

A Warlock’s Secrets

Author(s): Tena Stetler

Location(s): Hawaii, Washington DC

Genre(s): Mystery, Paranormal, Romance

Era(s): modern time

Years ago, a sacred ceremony at the Dragon’s Moon Coven turned deadly. Son of the high priestess, Tristian Shandie’s life changed forever. With a price on his head and revenge in his heart, he has no choice but to...

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A Demon’s Witch

A Demon’s Witch

Author(s): Tena Stetler

Location(s): Washington DC

Genre(s): Paranormal, Romance

Era(s): modern time

Keeping a lid on all the paranormal beings inhabiting Washington D.C., is a daunting job. Bruce, a six hundred year old demon and the Territory Overlord of the Western Hemisphere, keeps his finger on the pulse of DC’s power...

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River, Cross My Heart

River, Cross My Heart

Author(s): Breena Clarke

Location(s): Washington DC

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1920s

Set in Georgetown in the 1920s, River, Cross My Heart tells the story of a young black swimmer, Johnnie Mae, whose younger sister drowns in the Potomac River in summer — while the white children in Georgetown cool off...

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You Are One of Them

You Are One of Them

Author(s): Elliott Holt

Location(s): Russia, Washington DC

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1980s

Set against the backdrop of Cleveland Heights, a Washington, D.C. neighborhood during the 1980s, when the US feared of nuclear attack from Russia, You Are One of Them is a story of trust and betrayal, not among nations, but...

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White Houses

White Houses

Author(s): Amy Bloom

Location(s): United States (USA), Washington DC

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1930s

In 1933, President Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt took up residence in the White House. With them went the celebrated journalist Lorena Hickok – Hick to friends – a straight-talking reporter from South Dakota, whose passionate relationship with the idealistic,...

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